In its 60 years of history of statehood, Nagaland got its first woman MLA. A lawyer-activist from the National Democratic Progressive Party. BJP-Ally party contested Hekani Jakhalu from the Dimapur-III seat.
Jakhalu was one of the four women contestants among the total of 183 candidates in the state. She defeated Lok Janshakti Party’s Azheto Zhimomi, to clinch the historical victory.
The Bharatiya Janata Party based the election campaign on the Prime Minister’s agenda on peace and development. Early trends suggest that the BJP-led alliance is all set to retain power in the once-troubled state of the North Eastern region.
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju, a top position holder in the union government from the northeast, said that the people have appreciated the centre’s pro-development policies in the state. He also talked about the projects which have allowed more investment to creep into the region in the form of highways, drinking water, electricity, etc.
After the historic victory for Jakhalu, another woman candidate from the same alliance named Salhoutuonuo Kruse is leading in the Western Angami seat.
Having won three seats already and with a comfortable lead in 35 others, the NDPP-BJP alliance is all set to form another government in the North Eastern state of India.